Watch the Chord Smack Breakdown online guitar lesson by Ben Lacy from Two-Hand Groove Guitar

Let's start off with a simple bass line. I'll put it in a funky B this time. Then fill in the spaces with a simple bass and snare drum beat.

This leaves some great spaces for smacks between bass notes or drums. We can use either ringing notes or just stabs.

Using a Bm7 at the 7th fret, we smack up on the 19th fret. Over an E bass the chord is an E9.